Why Interdisciplinary (PhD) @ Memorial?
The Interdisciplinary PhD (ID PhD) program is intended for students whose academic interests cross multiple academic disciplines. ID PhD students typically have excellent academic records and a clear understanding of their research topic at the time of application. Doctoral students currently in program pursue studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, Business, Science, the Marine Institute, Medicine, Human Kinetics and Recreation, Engineering and Applied Science, Mathematics/Physics and Music. The ID PhD offers an intimate and varied community in which students bring strong individual initiative together with the shared research concerns and expertise of a diverse supervisory committee in studies that cross traditional disciplinary borders.
Description of program
- PhD – The Interdisciplinary PhD program involves courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis. It can normally be completed in four years of full-time study.
Contact a faculty supervisor
Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to connect with a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Interdisciplinary PhD program website for areas for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search application to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.
The School of Graduate Studies offers advice on how to search for and contact potential supervisors. Need more help? Try attending one of our webinars and information sessions for prospective graduate students.
Minimum admission requirements
- PhD – Master's degree in an appropriate area of study, and an excellent academic record
Potential career options and outcomes
Academic (assistant/associate professor), director of an institute of learning, Canada Research Chair (postdoctoral fellow)
Graduate student and alumni profiles
Our graduate students come from all parts of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and the world. View the student profile below to learn more about what they do and why they chose Memorial.
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Duration (Full-time students):
PhD: 4 years
January 15 for Fall admission
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